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Q&A: Why can’t I open my Dropbox files even though Smart Sync is off?

  I just installed AlwaysUp (13.3.3.17) specifically to keep a Dropbox synchronized with a Win 2012 R2 server. I have followed the installation guide (wizard and then double checked the setting). Smart Sync is turned off. The service seems to start … Continue reading

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Q&A: How do I (Easily) Access MyFolders in Windows 11?

  Thank you for providing MyFolders for free. It’s made everything much faster. I recently upgraded to Windows 11 and it took me a while to find MyFolders. It doesn’t show up in the right-click menu and I had to click … Continue reading

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Q&A: How do I get AlwaysUp to Run the Latest Google Drive for desktop?

  We’re using your AlwaysUp to run Google Drive for desktop even when no one is logged on. But the install folder keeps changing on update (folder name is the current Google Drive version). After an automatic update, AlwaysUp (obviously) still … Continue reading

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Q&A: How Do I Delay the Start of my Windows Service?

  Our build server has a ton of services installed and it takes a while for them to start whenever the machine boots. One of the services doesn’t connect to the database if it starts too soon. When that happens, I … Continue reading

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Q&A: Should I use NET or SC to start/stop/restart our Windows Services?

  My team manages a few third-party Windows Services. We plan to write scripts that start, stop and restart the services as part of regular maintenance through batch files. Should we use NET or SC? What’s the difference? Is one more … Continue reading

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